‘Days of Our Lives’ stops filming for 2 weeks after positive COVID test

October 13, 2020

NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives" has halted production of its 56th season after an individual on the production team has tested positive for coronavirus.

Show staff were informed of the decision in an email from Corday Productions, reports Deadline. Corday produces the series with Sony Pictures TV.

The series’ taping is set to resume on Oct. 26, with the current schedule of episodes set to air on NBC unaffected.

The staff member who tested positive is currently in isolation. The positive result appeared as part of the show’s routine but strict testing protocol.

Individuals identified as close contact to the person in question have been placed in quarantine for 14 days.

The show’s filming location at Burbank Studios is also being deep cleaned and disinfected in order to prevent further spread.

“Days of Our Lives” is currently in its 56th season, which was officially confirmed by NBC this January.

Like many shows, the series suspended production in March due to the pandemic.

Kevin Dobson, who was known for his role as Mickey Horton on the soap, died in September at the age of 77. Dobson also appeared in “Knots Landing” and “Kojak,” among other series throughout his career.

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